Liz Gannes

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PasswordBox Raises $6M to Help Manage Your Passwords and Keep Them From the NSA

PasswordBox, a Montreal-based company that makes password-management services and apps for consumers, has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Omers Ventures and including angel investors such as Boku CEO Mark Britto and Facebook commerce lead Lee Linden. “We’re Canadian, so there’s no Patriot Act,” quipped PasswordBox founder and CEO Dan Robichaud. “And everything is encrypted and decrypted locally on your computer, so we are NSA-proof. If we receive a subpoena, we will send the encrypted files.”


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work